Off-beat Bordeaux
July 20, 2016

Off-beat Bordeaux

Bordeaux Walking Tours

There’s not better way to work off too much wine and cheese than with walking! Experience the sights and smells of the winemaking region’s capital by foot. The walks include the landmarks of Bordeaux, an Antiques and Treasures tour, a wander around Bordeaux’s Farmers’ Markets, a Gourmet Walking Tour and of course a Wine in the City Tour. Established by American expat Hela from Boston – all tours are available in English, as well as Spanish, French, Greek, Chinese and German if you so choose.

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Cookery Classes at La Terrasse Rouge until June 2015

If you want to learn to cook something tasty to pair with your newly purchased bottles of Bordeaux, sign up for a cookery class in the beautiful contemporary surroundings of the newly opened La Terrasse Rouge restaurant. Launched in 2014, the restaurant is attached to Château La Dominique, in the region of Saint-Émilion, and was designed by the renowned French architect Jean Nouvel.

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River Cruises

Get a different view of Bordeaux and see the region by boat.Bordeaux is the only historic city where cruise boats are able to dock down with the new 433-metre Chaban Delmas drawbridge and its 117-meter vertical lift, giving it a navigable span of 110 meters. Bordeaux received 43 cruise ships in 2014 and is expecting over 50 in 2015.

Contact Viking Cruises and Uniworld for more info.

Stade de Bordeaux

If you’re a football fan, mark the 23 of May in your diary. The new Herzog and de Meuron 43,000-seater sports stadium is due to open in Bordeaux Lac in May 2015 and the first match will be Bordeaux Girondins vs Montpellier, followed by the Championnat de France rugby semi-finals on the 5th June.

Cours Jules Ladoumègue 33000 Bordeaux, click here for more.


Not an activity to be attempted on a full stomach, we suggest you embrace your inner child with Bordeaux’s very first trampoline park. The first of its kind to launch in France, it opened in December 2014 to an orchestra of squeals from adults and children alike! And when you’re tired of jumping up and down, which after 15 minutes constitutes a good workout, hot-foot it over to the Dodge Ball, Basket Ball and foam pit for more fun and games.

49 rue Pierre Baour 33000 Bordeaux, click here for more.


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